Oregon Smoke Information

Map Notes:


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and click on DEQ Air Quality map which will bring up a map with many additional state monitors. Round icons represent permanent state air quality monitors, triangular icons represent temporary smoke monitors (when deployed).


Friday, August 4, 2017

Smoke Forecast for Chetco Bar Fire -- Aug. 4, 2017

Smoke Outlook:  Chetco Bar Fire, Rogue River – Siskiyou NF     
Issued for: Friday, August 4, 2017 

Air Resource Advisor: Duncan Leao (dleao@fs.fed.us)

Smoke:
Widespread smoke will be visible in the vicinity of the Chetco Bar fire and surrounding areas.  Smoke from the fire is expected to drift to the southwest in the morning then push to the east in the afternoon.  The air quality index in communities around the fire is expected to be moderate today and tomorrow around Agness, Cave Junction, Selma, and Grants Pass and good around Gold Beach and Brookings.  Regional fires throughout Oregon and N. California will continue to add to increased regional haze and declining air quality.
Fire:
Fire activity yesterday was more active than the last few days with fire growth of approximately 600 acres for a total of 4,228 acres. Fire activity and growth today and tomorrow is expected to remain about the same based on mixed fuel types and steep and inaccessible terrain.

Air Quality Outlook
Sites with air quality monitor
Site
Yesterday
Today
Tomorrow
Notes for today’s forecast
Grants Pass
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate expected for most of day with possible short periods in USG. See below table.
Cave Junction
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate expected for most of day.
Provolt Seed Orchard
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate expected for most of day.
Brookings
Good
Good
Good
Smoke drift and haze will be visible.  Smoke may settle in Chetco River drainages with  periods under moderate.
Agness
Moderate
Moderate
Good
May experience more periods under moderate this morning and evening.
Disclaimer: Conditions may change quickly. These predictions are based on anticipated weather and fire activity. AQI estimates for sites do not represent a full 24-hour time period.  Instead they reflect a period of time within the day where smoke impacts would be greatest.
AQI Index
Actions to Protect Yourself
Good
None
Moderate
Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups*- USG
People with heart or lung disease, children and older adults should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.  Everyone else should limit prolonged or heavy exertion.
Unhealthy           
The following groups should avoid all physical outdoor activity: People with heart or lung disease, children and older adults.  Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.
Very Unhealthy

Everyone should avoid any outdoor exertion; people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children should remain indoors.
Hazardous
The following groups should remain indoors and keep activity levels low: People with heart or lung disease; children and older adults. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion


*Sensitive Groups include people with heart or lung disease, children, pregnant women and older adults

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